It’s August, it’s hot, and it’s officially the dog days of summer. Speaking of dogs in the Holy City… why leave your trusty, four-legged companion behind during a day out on the town when they’d much rather be with you? That’s so 1994.
Grab your pup and bring your appetite, Charleston. We’re talking about 11 dog-friendly bars + restaurants that are sure to score you some brownie points from your furry friend. 🐶
Poogan’s Porch, 72 Queen St.
Named after a sweet neighborhood pooch who made the place his home, this charming restaurant welcomes dogs to dine with their owners on both the front porch + back patio.
Palmetto Brewing Company, 289 Huger St.
Sip on history (and craft beer) at the first licensed brewery in SC since the fall of the Prohibition. Enjoy the outdoor courtyard and live music with your four-legged friend.
Brown Dog Deli, Multiple locations
Load up on meats and locally-made cold brew with your dog at one of this spot’s outdoor tables.
Taco Boy, Multiple locations
Your dog is sure to be a good boy or girl while making friends on this popular, pet-friendly outdoor patio while you enjoy Mexican cuisine + margs.
Fuel, 211 Rutledge Ave.
Sip on a cocktail with your pup by your side on the patio of this island-inspired restaurant that was created out of an original 1950s filling station.
Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, 4 Vanderhorst St.
Swing by the courtyard with your furry friend and grab a locally-roasted coffee or a beer on tap and pair it with a pastry or sandwich.
39 Rue De Jean, 39 John St.
Ready to dine in Paris? Oui oui. Take your pooch out on the patio and dig into coq au vin + steak frites at this cafe and bar modeled after a traditional 1800s French brasserie.
Bay Street Biergarten, 549 E. Bay St.
Prost, y’all. Cheers to your furry friend visiting this spot inspired by German bier halls in Bavaria, with plenty of beer and German-influenced, high-end bar fare.
Lost Dog Cafe, 106 W. Huron Ave, Folly Beach
Chill with your dog on the patio of this Folly Beach gem for breakfast or lunch.
Bohemian Bull Tavern and Beer Garden, 1531 Folly Rd., James Island
Let your pup enjoy the beer garden and outside bar — and staff that loves to give them treats — while you indulge in mouthwatering plates + sip on refreshing pours from the draft and cocktail menus.
Low Tide Brewing, 2863 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island
With a lineup of rotating food trucks, you and your pup are bound to have a paw-sitively good time on the patio with the team voted Best Bar Staff 2022 by Charleston City Paper.